When we took possession of this stacked condo unit, the kitchen looked sad and outdated. It had good bones, but lacked style.
The cabinets were maple and in great shape and even the floor tile was nicely laid in a diamond pattern. The biggest sore was the blue laminate countertop and an old backsplash tile with blue diamonds in the middle.
So, my goal was to make this little kitchen exciting for the future tenant and durable.
Replacing a double bowl sink with a large single bowl stainless steel bowl felt the right thing to do. I was aiming to create a clean and timeless ambiance that would appeal to majority and would stand the test of time.
Although maple cabinets are no longer that popular, an easy way to revive them was to tap into the modern farmhouse look by selecting matte black contemporary pulls. A great functional faucet with magnet docking in black helped to pull the black accents in appliances and the kitchen hardware together.
We created high contrast by picking black and white to complement maple cabinetry and it was enough to convert an outdated kitchen to a bright, exciting and contemporary space for a family to enjoy.